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Dec 17, 2018

Native Opinion Episode 152
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EPISODE SUMMARY:

Trump Auctions Off 150,000 Acres of Public Lands for Fracking Near Utah National Parks, this is par for the course with this administration. An article by Eco Watch is discussed which looks at these and other efforts to support Big Oil.

In related Breaking Naitve News… RYAN ZINKE is OUT as Secretary of the Interior! Who will replace him? Will his absence improve things in any way for Indian country, make them worse, or stay the same?

Plus more….

In our main discussion:

We continue with PART 2 our follow up from an article origionally published in “The Atlantic” by author Garret Epps that asks the question “Who Owns Oklahoma?” In a legal case now being heard by the Supreme Court of the United States, The location of the murder of a Muscogee Creek man by another Muscogee Creek citizen is called into question the juristriciton of Oklahoma over the case, and potentially the size of Indian Country in that state. We continue with deconstrution of Oral Arguments presneted in the case.

The Native Opinon theme song “Honor The People” is by Casper Loma Da Wa.

FIND THE SONG AND MORE OF HIS MUSIC HERE:
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ARTICLES DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:
Trump Auctions Off 150,000 Acres of Public Lands for Fracking Near Utah National Parks.

Five questions about the Trump presidency.

Raye Montague, the Navy’s ‘Hidden Figure’ Ship Designer, Dies at 83.

Preserving Native American Culture Through The Arts.

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Who Owns Oklahoma?

Hear the supreme court arguments here

Full Transcript of the Oral Arguments Here

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MUSIC IN THIS EPISODE

ARTIST: A Tribe Called Red (ATCR) TRACK: YHALLUCA__NATION ALBUM:We Are The Halluci Nation

Bio:

If you’re an indigenous person living in a country that was forcefully colonized, it’s all too common to find yourself underrepresented and misrepresented if not blatantly and systematically devalued and attacked. Positive role models and a positive self-identity are hard to come by, yet the Canadian DJ collective A Tribe Called Red is a modern gateway into urban and contemporary indigenous culture and experience, celebrating all its layers and complexity. Looking to the future, without losing sight of their past, ATCR straddles a broad range of musical influences based in modern hip-hop, traditional pow wow drums and vocals, blended with edgy electronic music production styles. Currently made up of Bear Witness and 2oolman, ATCR first got together in 2008. They are part of a vital new generation of artists making a cultural and social impact in Canada alongside a renewed Aboriginal rights movement called Idle No More.

ATCR’s beginnings will always be rooted in the uplifting and inclusive Electric Pow Wow nights formerly held on the second Saturday of every month at Ottawa’s Club Babylon. During the parties, formed an eclectic a crowd of indigenous people (which includes First Nations people, Métis, Inuit, and 631 other nations) mixed with music heads, social activists and anyone looking for a great party and a safe space to come together. Electric Pow Wow formed the roots of what would become the DNA of the live ATCR experience that has now toured the world over.

Visit A Tribe Called Red website at:
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